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Armenians From Kings and Priests to Merchants and Commissars

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ISBN-10: 0231139268

ISBN-13: 9780231139267

Edition: 2006

Authors: Razmik Panossian, Michael J. Dwyer

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The Armenians traces the evolution of Armenia and Armenian collective identity from its beginnings to the Armenian nationalist movement over Gharabagh in 1988. Applying theories of national-identity formation and nationalism, Razmik Panossian analyzes different elements of Armenian identity construction and argues that national identity is modern, predominantly subjective, and based on a political sense of belonging. Yet he also acknowledges the crucial role of history, art, literature, religious practice, and commerce in preserving the national memory and shaping the cultural identity of the Armenian people. Panossian explores a series of landmark events, among them Armenians' first…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/27/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 492
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Razmik Panossian is the director of programmes and policy at Rights and Democracy in Canada.

He practices architecture & interior design in New York City & elsewhere. He has written on the history of American architecture for Traditional Building & The Classicist.

Introduction
The initial building blocks : from the 'beginning of time' to the 17th century
Merchants, diasporan communities, and liberation attempts : the 17th to the 19th century
A multilocal awakening : the consolidation and radicalisation of collective identity in the 19th century
Revolutionary parties and genocide, independence and Sovietisation : late 19th and early 20th centuries
Differing identities : Soviet armenians, diaspora armenians, 1921-87
Strengthening national identity, Soviet style, 1921-87
Conclusion : a multilocal nation continues